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Hiking Boots UK: What Difference Does a Boot Make?


HI-TEC SPORTS was founded in 1974 in the (appropriately named) village of Shoeburyness, in Essex, England. Their first shoe was “the high-tec squash,” which boasts sales of over 18 million pairs worldwide to date. The Hi-Tec Squash remains Britain’s all time best selling sports shoe model to this day.

The order of the day for hiking boots UK style is ultra light hikers that conform to the foot of the hiker. They are available in a wide variety of styles with prices ranging from approximately $75 to upwards of $200. Hiking boots UK, have such features as:

* Waterproof (seam sealed) suede leather upper with breathable mesh underlay
* Removable sock liner
* Board lasted with steel shank for added rigidity
* Durable carbon rubber outsole
* Suede leather upper with breathable mesh underlays
* Rustproof brass hardware
* Durable carbon rubber cup sole

Winter Hiking Boots in the UK are specifically designed to keep feet warm and dry no matter what the conditions. Some of their features are:

* Waterproof suede leather uppers
* Thermo-dri waterproof and insulated system
* Two hundred gram Thinsulate, for superior insulation
* Molded polymer heel and forefoot, for durability and protection
* Removable sock liner
* Zipper closure for easy access
* Lightweight compression with aggressive lug design

Backpacking Boots are specifically designed to provide maximum support and versatility for backpacking trails that offer a broad range of challenges and special needs for hiking boots UK.

* Durable waterproof full grain leather uppers
* Event waterproof and highly breathable membrane for breathability
* Molded thermoplastic ankle support
* Softly padded, ergonomically formed leather collar
* Lace to toe construction for comfort and cushion
* Durable PU midsole, for comfort and cushioning
* Board lasted with steel shank for added rigidity
* Dri-Lex moisture wicking lining
* Comfort-Ted custom memory foam, removable sock liner
* Exclusive Hi-Tec designed Vibram outsole for multidirectional traction

With such a broad array of hiking boots available in the UK, the most difficult part could be just making a choice as to which boot is best for you. For very casual hikers, or someone who takes wilderness walks for the simple joy of seeing and being a part of nature, the right choice would probably be a light weight, comfortable boot, or hiking shoe, with breathable mesh uppers, strong ankle support, and a sole with a good grip. More serious hikers usually have a broader range of needs, and usually choose more than one pair of hiking boots and/or shoes. If you are an ice hiker, try to get the best insulated, most waterproof pair you can, and be certain that it is crampon compatible. Plan on getting hiking boots UK that are easily adjustable to your foot, with double laces, if possible, so that you can custom mold the boot to your foot and avoid blisters or sore spots on your feet, because nothing cuts short a hike faster than wounded feet.


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